Reports from Wildlife Conservation Officers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northeast Region:
Pike and Monroe counties WCO Mark Kropa reports he and WCO Kirk Miller are investigating seven ATVs that were being operated illegally on State Game Lands 180 in Blooming Grove Township.
Pike and Monroe counties WCO Mark Kropa reports he’s investigating damage done to gates, damage done to planted fields, and littering violations on State Game Lands 180 in Blooming Grove and Dingman townships.
Wayne County WCO Frank J. Dooley reports there is an open investigation into the unlawful killing of a 435-pound black bear in closed season. Dooley reports that he interviewed a suspect and charges will be filed.
Northumberland County WCO Jason Kelley is investigating several dumping cases that occurred on state game lands in his district.
Pike County WCO Kirk Miller reports an individual pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing a turkey during the 2014 spring gobbler season. The man admitted to using his .22 magnum revolver to kill the bird. Charges for the violation totaled more than $500.
Bradford County WCO Jeffery Oleniacz reports a Towanda man was cited for consuming alcohol on State Game Lands 289 in April failed to respond to a citation and Oleniacz served him with an arrest warrant. He was delivered to the judge and ordered to pay nearly $280 in fines and costs.
Wyoming County WCO Victor Rosa reports an individual was arrested following an investigation for unlawfully killing a white-tailed deer in closed season. When asked why he killed the deer the defendant said that “he wanted to have a barbecue with his friends.”